Wednesday, July 18, 2007

What I'd have been blogging about in the 1980s

I spotted an item in the Times of London and thought it was a "25 years ago this day" type of article when I read the headline: RAF scrambles to intercept Russian bombers

Unfortunately, this happened just yesterday.
RAF fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian strategic bombers heading for British airspace yesterday, as the spirit of the Cold War returned to the North Atlantic once again.

The incident, described as rare by the RAF, served as a telling metaphor for the stand-off between London and Moscow over the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.

While the Kremlin hesitated before responding to Britain’s expulsion of four diplomats, the Russian military engaged in some old-fashioned sabre-rattling.

Two Tu95 “Bear” bombers were dispatched from their base on the Kola Peninsula in the Arctic Circle and headed towards British airspace.
Troubling times.

1 comment:

dizzyfatplonka said...

Boys and their toys eh.

Its third world war time hitting the fan everywhere!

I think we are struggling enough with a top heavy elderly community we cannot afford to have national service and send all our young away that would leave our Country to the muzzies and other undesirables.